Winder Solos To Us Road Championship In Knoxville

The 2019 USA Cycling Pro Road Championships elite women's road race podium (left to right): Coryn Ri

Ruth Winder ( Trek-Segafredo ) soloed to victory Sunday at the USA Cycling Pro Road Championships elite women's road race in Knoxville, Tennessee, going solo from a two-rider move on the penultimate lap and just holding off the reduced peloton led in by defending champion Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) ahead of Emma White (Rally UHC) on a hot and humid day in the American Southeast. Winder attacked with more than 32km to go, bridging up to a breakaway and then distancing sole companion Lily Williams (Hagens Berman-Supermint) on the final steep 1km climb up Sherrod Road, then held off a charging peloton that nearly made contact on the final turn. The Yorkshire-born American was thrilled to claim her first national title on the road since her junior years. "The whole time I kept telling myself 'It's not over until it's over, just keep going' - trying to push until I ...

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